Curry Trio: Basa Satay, Hummus Dahl, Saag Aloo.

Quick, tasty, go well together for an impressive meal.

Basa Satay.

Ingredients:

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  • 500g basa filets
  • 200g coconut milk
  • 200g peanut butter
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp ginger
  • 1/2tsp smoked paprika

Utensils:

  • chopping board and knife
  • poultry shears
  • large pan with a bit of butter or oil in the base

Recipe:

  1. Chop the onions and garlic.
  2. Place all the ingredients except the fish into the pan.
  3. Heat slowly and stir until everything is combined.
  4. Cook on a low heat until the onion is clear.
  5. Chop thebasa with the shears and add to the sauce.
  6. Simmer until cooked through.

Saag Aloo.

Ingredients:

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  • 400g potatoes
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 red onions
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • 100g butter
  • 1tsp coriander
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp powdered ginger
  • 1tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/2tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/2tsp mustard grain or whole grain mustard

Utensils:

  • chopping board and knife
  • small pot
  • frying pan

Recipe:

  1. Chop the onions and garlic finely. Combine with everything except the potatoes and spinach.
  2. Chop the potatoes 1cm thick and boil until just tender, but not cooked through.
  3. Heat the onion mix until the onions are clear. Add the potatoes and stir in thoroughly.
  4. Cook on a high heat until the potatoes are cooked through.
  5. Wilt in the spinach.

Hummus Dahl.

Ingredients:

  • 200g dried lentils
  • 1tbsp tahini
  • 1tbsp soy sauce

Utensils:

  • a small pot

Recipe:

  1. Put the lentils in boiling water that hardly covers them with the soy.
  2. Boil until the lentils absorb all the water. If they are not very soft, add a bit more boiling water and continue cooking.
  3. Once cooked, put to one side to cool down.
  4. Once warm, stir in the tahini.

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Yum!

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WWW. MeatFeasts Wedding Edition.

Some select recipes from the feasting we did over the course of the wedding weekend.

Ham and Cheese Wedding Pie.

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Ingredients for the crust:

  • -500g plain flour
  • -3 eggs
  • -200g butter
  • -50g cheddar

Ingredients for the filling:

  • -500g gammon
  • -500g pork belly
  • -200g cheddar
  • -100g mozarella
  • -200g red leicester
  • -onion powder, caramelized onions or fried onions to taste
  • -bell peppers to taste (we used 2)

Utensils:

  • -mixing bowl and fork
  • -chopping board and knife
  • -deep pie tin with removable base

Recipe:

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  1. Mix the pastry ingredients until firm, dry and stretchy. Refrigerate.
  2. Slice the meats and cheeses so they can be easily layered.
  3. Roll out two thirds of the pastry so it’s large enough to cover the base of the tin, both sides and a few inches to spare. Roll into the tin.
  4. Layer the meat and cheese and onion.
  5. Top with peppers and/or spring onions.
  6. Roll out the remaining pastry and place as a lid. Mash and roll the spare edges and the lid’s edges together.
  7. Bake at 160C for one and a half to two hours.
  8. Cool before serving.

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Whole Satay Chicken.

Ingredients:

  • -1 chicken
  • -300g peanut butter
  • -100g honey
  • -4tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • -2tbsp soy sauce

Utensils:

  • -mixing bowl and fork
  • -sharp knife
  • -baking tray with a raised floor, grill tray or large meat skewer

Recipe:

  • Mix the peanut butter, honey, chili and soy sauce thoroughly.
  • Slice every thick portion of meat on the chicken right down to the bone:
    • 4-8 for each breast
    • 2-4 for each leg quarter
    • 6 down the back
  • Cover the chicken in satay sauce, make sure it gets into the cuts.
  • Roast at 140C for 2-3h.

Turkey Giblet Gravy.

Ingredients:

  • -1 turkey neck, heart, liver
  • -1 cup caramelized or dried onion
  • -1 glass red wine
  • -2tsp english mustard
  • -1tsp salt
  • -1tsp pepper
  • -water as needed

Utensils:

  • -chopping board and knife
  • -saucepan
  • -blender

Recipe:

  1. Boil the giblets with the onion until tender.
  2. Remove the giblets from the water and chop them. Remove the meat from the neck and discard the bones.
  3. Return the giblets to the pan along with the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
  4. Once all cooked-through, blend the gravy.

Ice Cream and Cranachan Tower.

Our three ice-creams were peach, blueberry and raspberry&orange, but you can make any ice cream you like or even just assemble it with your favourite ice cream.

Ingredients for each ice cream:

  • -300ml double cream
  • -200g fruit
  • -100g sugar

Ingredients for Cranachan cream:

  • -300ml double cream
  • -3tbsp honey
  • -a dash of vanilla or whiskey

Utensils:

  • -chopping board and knife
  • -small pot
  • -blender
  • -mixing bowl and whisk
  • -tupperware, freezer

Recipe:

  1. Chop and cook the fruit until soft.
  2. Add the sugar and simmer.
  3. Blend with required cream. Pour into tupper and freeze.
  4. Whisk the remaining cream until stiff.
  5. Add honey. Whisk until stiff again.
  6. Add whiskey and/or vanilla. Whisk until stiff again.
  7. Serve three scoops of ice cream for every scoop of cream.
  8. Top with crushed chocolate and nuts (we used dark chocolate and pistachios).

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